SVWC Past Presenters

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A

Lynsey Addario
Liaquat Ahamed
Ayad Akhtar
Mitch Albom
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Lori Alvord
Richard Appel
Kit Armstrong
Nick Arvin
Rick Atkinson
Margaret Atwood
Antoine Audouard
Ken Auletta
Andrew Aydin

B

Jon Robin Baitz
David Barron
Dave Barry
Sebastian Barry
Ishmael Beah
Adrian Bejan
James Bellows
David Benioff
A. Scott Berg
Peter Bergen
Gregory S. Berns
Jeffrey Bezos
Jill Bialosky
Linda Bierds
Clara Bingham
Coit D. Blacker
Amy Bloom
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roy Bogas
Irene Borger
Rajesh Bose
Charles Brandt
Rosemary Bray
Chloe Breyer
Dr. Joanna Breyer
Justice Stephen Breyer
Breyten Breytenbach
Tom Brokaw
Richard Brookhiser
David Brooks
Angela M. Brown
Daniel James Brown
Jeffrey Brown
Kathleen Brown
Ian Buruma
Paul Buttenwieser

C

Jason Cahill
Thomas Cahill
Carolee Campbell
Barbara Schuler Canin
Ethan Canin
Stuart Canin
Anne Carey
Eric Carle
Ina Caro
Robert A. Caro
Greg Carr
Lillian Carson
Susan Casey
Michael Chabon
Russell Chatham
Da Chen
Sunny Chen
Harriet Scott Chessman
Nicholas Clapp
Erica Clark
Stanley Cloud
William D. Cohan
Steve Coll
Billy Collins
Neal Conan
Ted Conover
Cristina Ceccatelli Cook
Maureen Corrigan
Aleksandra Crapanzano
Vincent Crapanzano
Karen Crouse
Catherine Crump

D

William Dalrymple
Antonio Damasio
Hanna Damasio
Edwidge Danticat
Wade Davis
Louise Dennys
Digby Diehl
E. L. Doctorow
Anthony Doerr
Bryan Doerries
Mary Anne Dolan
Terry Donnelly
Gabriel Donohue
Laura K. Donohue
Shaun Donovan
Michael Dorris
Bob Doyle
Richard Dreyfuss
Peter Duchin
Firoozeh Dumas
William Dunlap
Jamie Dutcher
Jim Dutcher
Douglas Dutton

E

David Eagleman
John T. Edge
Timothy Egan
Dave Eggers
Gretel Ehrlich
Hector Elizondo
Anne Enright
David Epstein
Rafe Esquith

F

Deborah Fallows
James Fallows
Jay Famiglietti
Paul Farmer
John Felstiner
Mary Felstiner
Niall Ferguson
Timothy Ferris
Sheri Fink
Anne Taylor Fleming
Karl Fleming
Kathleen Foley
Richard Ford
Judith Freeman
Ann B. Friedman
Jane Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman
Tad Friend
Alexandra Fuller

G

Jeanne Gang
Gerald Gardner
Robert M. Gates
James Geary
Timothy Geithner
Tess Gerritsen
Graeme Gibson
Dr. Gary Gitnick
Tom Gjelten
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Richard Goodwin
Annette Gordon-Reed
Jonathan Gottschall
Philip Gourevitch
Vartan Gregorian
Eliza Griswold
Lauren Groff
David Grossman
A. R. “Pete” Gurney
S. C. “Sam” Gwynne

H

David Halberstam
Jane Hamilton
Jane Hamilton-Merritt
Chad Harbach
Gregory Harrington
Sister Janet Harris
Arlo Haskell
Jeffrey Hatcher
Terrance Hayes
Daniel Hays
Paul Hendrickson
Tony Hernandez
Peter Hessler
Amanda Hesser
Carl Hiaasen
Oscar Hijuelos
Amb. Christopher Hill
Edward Hirsch
Adam Hochschild
Arlie Russell Hochschild
John Hockenberry
David E. Hoffman
Amb. Richard C. Holbrooke
Jennifer Homans
Alexandra Horowitz
Eri Hotta
Kathy Hull
Gary Hunt
Patrick Hunt

I

Greg Iles
Stanislav Ioudenitch
Maxine Isaacs
Walter Isaacson
Pico Iyer

J

Phil Jackson
Adrienne Jamieson
Adam Johnson
Craig Johnson
Haynes Johnson
Bret Anthony Johnston
Vernon Jordan, Jr.

K

Maira Kalman
Eduardo Kaplan
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Mary Karr
John Kaye
Juliette N. Kayyem
William Kelly
Thomas Keneally
Danielle Kennedy
David M. Kennedy
Donald Kennedy
William Kennedy
Ann Kerr
Chip Kidd
Tracy Kidder
Jamaica Kincaid
Gary Kinder
Stephen King
W. P. Kinsella
William Kittredge
Phil Klay
Sarah Koenig
Deborah Copaken Kogan
Ted Kooser
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Richard Koshalek
Bill Kovach
Jane Kramer
Michael Krasny
Gerald Krovatin

L

Anne Lamott
Erik Larson
Nam Le
Dennis Lehane
Jonah Lehrer
Jonathan Lethem
Phillip Levine
Congressman John Lewis
Yiyun Li
Reed Lindsay
John Lithgow
Sterling Lord
Joe Loya

M

David Macaulay
Helen Macdonald
Larissa MacFarquhar
Margaret MacMillan
Robert MacNeil
Beth Macy
Karan Mahajan
Alexander Maksik
Jon Maksik
Suzanne Maloney
Nadine Malouf
Alberto Manguel
Larry Mantle
David Maraniss
Michael Maren
Anthony Marra
Tyler Marshall
Kati Marton
Patricia Marx
Peter Matthiessen
Jane Mayer
Imbolo Mbue
James McBride
Colum McCann
J. D. McClatchy
James McClintock
Ellen Frey McCourt
Frank McCourt
David McCullough
Rohan McCullough
Ian McEwan
Thomas McGuane
Clinton McKinzie
Kate Medina
Souad Mekhennet
Maile Meloy
Dinaw Mengestu
W. S. Merwin
Rick Meyerowitz
Jack Miles
David Miliband
Dr. BJ Miller
Freida Lee Mock
Mick Moloney
Lorrie Moore
Susanna Moore
Ebrahim Moosa
Gretchen Morgenson
Joe Morgenstern
Jan Morris
Patt Morrison
Walter Mosley
Nader Mousavizadeh
Elizabeth Moynihan
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
John Mroz
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Paul Muldoon
Caryle Murphy
Steven Lee Myers

N

Azar Nafisi
Howard Norman
Mary Norris
Naomi Shihab Nye

O

Brían F. O’Byrne
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Sharon Olds
Lynne Olson
Michael Ondaatje
Ciaran O’Reilly
Jeff Orlowski

P

George Packer
Harriet Parker-Bass
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Wendy Paulson
Elise Pearlstein
Ridley Pearson
Diane Josephy Peavey
Alan Pesky
Adam Phillips
Arthur Phillips
Jayne Anne Phillips
Robert Pinsky
Stanley Plumly
Bob Poole
Samantha Power

Q

Anna Quindlen

R

Kit Rachlis
Martha Raddatz
Deborah Raffin
Rick Reilly
Mary Roach
Cokie Roberts
Steve Roberts
Walter V. Robinson
Donald Rosenfeld
Salman Rushdie
George Russell, Jr.
Kay Ryan

S

Mark Salzman
Martha Salzman
Marlene Samuels
Jessica Sanders
Terry Sanders
Van Gordon Sauter
Stacy Schiff
Amb. Rockwell Schnabel
John Burnham Schwartz
Jane Wooster Scott
Alice Sebold
Maria Semple
Sir Peter Shaffer
Kamila Shamsie
Dani Shapiro
James Shapiro
Ari Shavit
Ammon Shea
Ciaran Sheehan
Carol Shields
Hampton Sides
Mona Simpson
Curtis Sittenfeld
Gillian Slovo
Jane Smiley
Alexander McCall Smith
Anna Deavere Smith
Sally Bedell Smith
Andrew Solomon
Linda Spalding
Scott Spencer
Walter Stahr
Alexander Star
S. Frederick Starr
Page Stegner
Dr. Esther M. Sternberg
Mark Stevens
Bryan Stevenson
Kathryn Stockett
Brandon Stoddard
Brad Stone
Robert Stone
David Strathairn
Colin Stretch
Jean Strouse
Rose Styron
William Styron
KT Sullivan
Joe Sutton
Annalyn Swan

T

Strobe Talbott
Gay Talese
Nan Talese
Amy Tan
Sam Tanenhaus
Shashi Tharoor
The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Evan Thomas
Louisa Thomas
Hector Tobar
Jeffrey Toobin
Natasha Trethewey
Calvin Trillin
Mary Turco
Scott Turow

U

Barry Unsworth
Amanda Urban

V

John Vaillant
Abraham Verghese

W

Richard C. Wald
Amy Waldman
Ayelet Waldman
Diana Walker
Margaret Warner
Claire Vaye Watkins
Ethan Watters
Dan Weiss
James Welch
Lois Welch
Lawrence Weschler
Adam West
Colson Whitehead
Isabel Wilkerson
Roger Wilkins
Bruce Willis
Edward O. Wilson
Simon Winchester
Callan Wink
Aneurin “Nye” Wright
James Wright
Lawrence Wright

X Y Z

Gene Luen Yang
John Sacret Young
Jessica Yu
Phil Zabriskie
Fareed Zakaria
Philip Zelikow